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Employment support for school leavers

A new year brings new hope. If you’re a school leaver, who is feeling anxious about job prospects and not going into full-time study, CVGT Australia can support you with flexible and supportive employment options. According to the Federal Government, more than 236,000 students completed Year 12 this year. Future plans include undertaking a degree, …

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Echuca home maintenance business grows its team through CVGT

There was an instant connection when business owners Matt and Julie met jobseeker Jake. Kylie from our Ballarat CVGT team had been working with Southern Cross Home Maintenance Service to find the right person to join their local business. When Matt and Julie met Jake, they immediately wanted to give him the opportunity to work …

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Support for hiring apprentices and trainees

Employers of apprentices and trainees could be eligible for up to 50 per cent of wage support, to a maximum $7000 per quarter, under a new Federal Government incentive. The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage scheme is available to all employers who hire or re-engage an apprentice or trainee between October 5 and …

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JobSeeker and JobKeeper payment extensions

The JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs will be extended beyond their existing September deadlines, albeit with reductions in payments. JobSeeker Since March, the maximum $550 a fortnight JobSeeker has been effectively doubled to about $1100 a fortnight with the introduction of the coronavirus supplement. From September 25, the supplement will fall to $250 a fortnight, taking …

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Gradual Return to Mutual Obligation Requirements

As announced by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, mutual obligation requirements will recommence in a limited capacity from Tuesday 9 June 2020. This gradual approach to the reintroduction of compulsory mutual obligation requirements will support job seekers to engage with employment services and adjust to mutual obligations requirements …

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Finding Work in the Australian Jobs Market factsheet

A factsheet for job seekers is now available – to provide advice and tips on finding employment based on the department’s Vacancy Report and Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Insights. Key insights for job seekers include: ​stay updated on jobs and sectors in demand know where to find job opportunities understand your transferrable skills be ready to apply online. …

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Short, online courses open now for job seekers who have lost their job due to COVID-19

Job seekers who are have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and who are looking to upskill or retrain now have access to short, online courses in the high-demand areas of nursing, teaching, health, IT and science. Courses are heavily discounted for students, and payment can be deferred through HECS-HELP for those who are eligible. …

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